Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Beginnings Here is doing 43 things including…

Decide carefully who to work with in the future- who supports you?

4 cheers

 

Beginnings Here has written 6 entries about this goal

This is huge for me! It has taken me years to learn this. I get it now!

The consciousness raising on this has been a major hurdle in how to thrive. flourish. Imagine hitting your head against the wall and wondering why your head always hurts. Not understanding the act and consequences. Just completely disconnected from the act and outcome.

Here I am – very late in life – finally understanding why I lived with a perpetual headache!

Funny. Someone I desperately wanted to work with years ago recently suggested I work with him “on contingency” re: “without pay”. I was able to tell him why I don’t do that – and why that was unacceptable. That being the case – he quickly corrected himself and said, “of course not – you’ve done very well for yourself” and I laugh and think – this man doesn’t value me. I don’t want to work with him at all!!! So even though he wanted a proposal – I told my staffer – we will give a proposal to a company I met with today – who does value me – and who told me – “money is not a concern. we want what you bring and will give you whatever you need to make it happen.”

That is who I want to work with!!!!! That is so incredibly cool!!! If I take contracts from those who undervalue my time and expertise – that steal me from those who do. They steal me from myself.

Too long in life I have done this.

Client A will never be a client. I am over my hero worship of that guy. FOREVER.

Client B – who is giving me a blank check to work with them – a whatever budget I need – is a blessing to me. They are living proof of this statement.

I may have learned my lesson – FINALLY!!!!

I may be done with this.

It has been 3 years to learn how to do this.

Very hard and painful lessons.

I think I get it.

And now I have the proof – over the past month. It has come to life.



This is huge for me! It has taken me years to learn this. I get it now!

The consciousness raising on this has been a major hurdle in how to thrive. flourish. Imagine hitting your head against the wall and wondering why your head always hurts. Not understanding the act and consequences. Just completely disconnected from the act and outcome.

Here I am – very late in life – finally understanding why I lived with a perpetual headache!

Funny. Someone I desperately wanted to work with years ago recently suggested I work with him “on contingency” re: “without pay”. I was able to tell him why I don’t do that – and why that was unacceptable. That being the case – he quickly corrected himself and said, “of course not – you’ve done very well for yourself” and I laugh and think – this man doesn’t value me. I don’t want to work with him at all!!! So even though he wanted a proposal – I told my staffer – we will give a proposal to a company I met with today – who does value me – and who told me – “money is not a concern. we want what you bring and will give you whatever you need to make it happen.”

That is who I want to work with!!!!! That is so incredibly cool!!! If I take contracts from those who undervalue my time and expertise – that steal me from those who do. They steal me from myself.

Too long in life I have done this.

Client A will never be a client. I am over my hero worship of that guy. FOREVER.

Client B – who is giving me a blank check to work with them – a whatever budget I need – is a blessing to me. They are living proof of this statement.

I may have learned my lesson – FINALLY!!!!

I may be done with this.

It has been 3 years to learn how to do this.

Very hard and painful lessons.

I think I get it.

And now I have the proof – over the past month. It has come to life.



so i have proposed to several people

the people i want to work with…to be a part of my work life….to build something together…we shall see how it all pans out….2010 will deliver the results of my choices from this year.

hold on.



this is a major theme in my life

i just keep working on it. it permeates my life. i am so much better than i was a year ago, or six months ago. can’t wait to see the progress i will make in another year.

i have worked very hard on this…it is a major goal to understanding a better overall life and career.

i have made great progress – but i have been really bad at this before. it comes from somewhere inside of me that was willing to accept whatever people gave to me – not for me to hold the bar to how i will be treated, respected or responded to. i am no longer willing to work with everyone. just those who value me. support me. pay me!!! big buck, too! lol. truly makes a difference.



I am better at this

For the folks I don’t trust I have two courses:

1. Don’t work with them
2. Cautiously determine how I will hold them and act very slowly, deliberately and in writing to establish what that relationship looks like…if I am willing to even walk one step with them.



still struggle to judge my relationships with people

and trust;...why don;t people hold up their end?



Beginnings Here has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.

 

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